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  • Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association

Special Considerations for Caesarean Section: Preparing for and Recovering from Belly Birth

Location: LIVE-ONLINE (EST-Montreal time)

Dates: Friday, May 06, 2022 - Saturday, May 14, 2022

Special Considerations for Caesarean Section: Preparing for and Recovering from Belly Birth

Course Sponsor/Host: Physio Uro-Sante
Location: LIVE-ONLINE (EST-Montreal time)
Registration Dates: Open
Registration Fees: $575.00 + applicable taxes


Course dates: May 6 & 14 2022

This is a 2 day live-online course with Special guest: Katie Kelly

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The aim of this course is to produce a caesarean-birth informed practitioner. With roughly 30% of North American births occurring via caesarean, this is a patient population that you will encounter as a pelvic health or orthopedic practitioner.

With many women experiencing shame, guilt and the feeling that they “took the easy way out” following a C-section, it is important to be armed with the appropriate information and language necessary to help women prepare for this surgery and to recuperate afterwards. Understanding the components of preparation, the procedure, and recovery are key to any practitioner guiding women through the birth experience or developing treatment plans for rehabilitation.

A caesarean birth presents its own unique set of challenges for practitioners. Developing strategies for those scheduled for a C-section, educating our patients about caesarean but who are planning vaginal deliveries, and coping with the mental and physical trauma after birth should all be carefully considered. Rehabilitation techniques addressing the complications that can occur following a major abdominal surgery while simultaneously acknowledging the challenges associated with early motherhood are necessary for a well-balanced approach to recovery.

This course encourages a biopsychosocial framework, manual based therapies, exercise and education to help practitioners build a comprehensive treatment plan for their patients. In recognizing that mothers who delivery via belly-birth are worthy of their own birth preparation, education, and rehabilitation plan we can begin to change the dialogue around caesarean birth, and in doing so, hopefully develop happier and healthier mothers. No previous internal pelvic health education is required to enroll in this course.

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